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Futsal Carnival, enjoy a fun-filled fair as you cheer for your favourite futsal team, dance to the music of DJ Phuchhey and savour delicious snacks from the food stalls. 28 July, 11am to 7pm, Grassroots Recreational Centre, Mandikatar

ARTalk Vol II, discussion on recent trends and development in the South Asian Contemporary Art Scene. 27 July, Nepal Bharat Library, New Road

TEDx Kathmandu, an event where you can share your ideas and engage in great discussions. 28 July, Yala Maya Kendra, register at

Monsoon Exhibition, an exhibition of civic technology and media art. 27 July to 3 August, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11am to 4pm, Jawalakhel,

Amalgam 2012, an exhibition of paintings by Dina Bangdel. Open until 4 August, Siddartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal

Demystifying Portraiture, a workshop by Spanish photographer Arantxa Cedillo for photography enthusiasts, who want to meet people and tell their stories through portraits. 28 to 29 July, 9am to 3pm, Jhamsikhel,

A few words in material Nepali, a residency solo exhibition by Robert Cervara Amblar. 29 July to 3 August, Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, Patan Museum

Production Oriented Theatre Training, two-month long workshop for acting enthusiasts on every aspect of theatre. Rs 3000, 7am to 9am, register by 24 August, Sarwanam Theatre, Kalikasthan, 4438947, 9841978353

I am youth because, short-film making competition on environmental issues. Rs. 100, register by 6 August,


Dechenling, the place to head for Bhutanese and Tibetan cuisine, their pleasant and spacious garden is ideal for big gatherings. Thamel

Trisara, with dishes like Flambeed Prawns, Crispy Chicken and Khau Soi, it would be a folly to pass this eatery. Lazimpat

Pasto Vostro, for great pasta in a warm ambience. Their bacon wrapped sausages are a must. Thamel

Sal's Pizza, almost round, almost cheap, always delicious, the cheesiest pizzas in town. Lazimpat, behind Jazz Upstairs

Fuji Bakery, tucked in Chakupat this bakery offers homemade goodies like apple pie, pain au chocolat and banana cake. Chakupat

Chongqing Fast Food, gear up for some mouth watering Chinese dishes like Sour and Spicy Pork and Kung Pao Chicken. Thamel

Yellow Chilli, enjoy renowned Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor's signature Indian delicacies and variety of other mouthwatering delicacies. Thapathali

Dhaba, for an excellent range of North Indian food, try their unbeatable Kashmiri Gosht. Thapathali

8 degrees, from lemon lassis to spicy pork stews, 8 degrees is a great place to try continental dishes. Jhamsikhel

Cosmopolitan Café, located at the heart of Basantapur, this cozy café offers arguably the best chicken sizzler in town. Basantapur, 4225246

Bench Burger, be it fish or steak burgers, Bench Burger offers varieties that will satisfy your palate. Krishnagalli, Patan


Charikot Panorama Resort, enjoy mountain views and local culture in the historic town of Charikot. Special packages on offer. Charikot, Dolakha, 5529463,

Top to Toe Pampering, go the full monty with 240 minutes of facial, body, pedi, mani, and foot massages. Rs 8600, Gokarna Forest Resort, Kathmandu

Monsoon Experience, a nine-day kayaking trip in groups or private on major rivers and smaller creeks. Royal Beach Camp, Dhading, 9741010866

Mango Tree Lodge, culture walks, rafting in Karnali, wildlife exploration, jungle safari at the Bardia National Park. Bhetani, Bardiya, info at

Paleti celebrates the Adhunik

After breaking its long hiatus, Paleti series now brings you a Paleti Utsav – the first annual festival of contemporary Nepali music. Showcasing the best from the yesteryears of the Adhunik genre, the festival will feature maestro Ambar Gurung on the first day and legendary singers Phatteman Rajbhandari and Shanti Thatal on the second and third days. In addition, Gurung's favourite student Aavas will perform on the final day. The festival is a celebration of the past 10 years since Paleti first began with the vision to rejuvenate Nepal's contemporary music. The festival will be held at DAV School, Jawalakhel from 9 to 12 August. For tickets, contact Tewa, 9851103922 and Nepalaya, 9818192569.

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)